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  • A potential energy revolution: The shift from crude oil to natural gas
  • In most countries, there's a very high reliance on petrol and diesel. Oil is powering cars, vans, trucks, ships and trains. As this continues, there's another energy source that could become widespread in its use. And that natural gas. It's cheaper, cleaner and quieter than crude oil products. So what does it mean if there's a shift to natural gas? And is there a potential for you to profit from t... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Check these five points before you invest in a resources stock
  • If you want to invest in a resources stock there are a few things you should check out before you jump in. Investing in a resources stock is different to investing in a physical resources themselves. And because of this, they can perform differently. Let's take a closer look at what you should weigh up… Resources stocks can be risky Mining and resources stocks can be risky. They’re in... ››› more
  • [14 May 2014]
  • How to invest in commodities with ETFs
  • If you're looking for exposure to commodities in your portfolio, you can use exchange traded funds (ETFs). You can either invest in an index-based ETF or you can opt for a commodity-backed ETF. So what's the difference? And how can you invest in them? Let's take a closer look… Commodities ETFs option one Your first option in commodities ETFs is to buy an index-based ETF that invests in diffe... ››› more
  • [05 May 2014]
  • The JSE suffers as a rallying dollar causes commodity prices to slump
  • Yesterday, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange ended firmly in the red. The commodity-heavy bourse suffered as the dollar rallied after release of inflation data in the US. This led gold and the other major metal prices to fall heavily. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… ****************************************************** A proven path to a lifetime of wealth Mo... ››› more
  • [16 April 2014]
  • Uncertainty in Ukraine fuels the price of gold and palladium higher
  • Over the weekend, mounting tensions between Russia and Ukraine continued to dominate the news. By the time the markets opened yesterday morning, the yellow metal was itching to start climbing. As investors get worried over what's going to happen in Ukraine, they're turning to the safe haven status of gold. But gold isn't the only metal rising as a result of what's happening in Ukraine. Let's take ... ››› more
  • [15 April 2014]
  • Where is the price of silver headed?
  • The price of silver has been ebbing since March last year. It's currently trading below $20. But silver is getting ready to rally. There are several forces at play that look set to drive the price higher. Silver looks set to trade at more than double its current price within two years. Let's take a closer look at the reasons why… The four basic drivers of the silver price These are the main... ››› more
  • [04 April 2014]
  • The JSE hits a record high for the second day on the trot
  • Today, the JSE booked another record close after hitting record highs yesterday. Good performances from mining shares helped push the local bourse higher. Fuelling mining shares higher were higher commodity prices. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE today… Mining shares performed well The JSE entered the record books for the “second day in a row,” says Fin24. Shares in... ››› more
  • [02 April 2014]
  • The JSE storms higher as good news abounds
  • The Johannesburg Stock Exchange closed higher today with good news fuelling shares. The local market took positive cues from the chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve's positive indications last night. And better manufacturing data out of China added more confidence. Let's take a closer look at the day on the JSE… Chinese manufacturing data comes out positive China’s data for manufacturing... ››› more
  • [01 April 2014]
  • The supply and demand squeeze that's going to send the price of gold soaring
  • Governments are huge hoarders of gold and they continue to stock up. But where is all the gold coming from to satisfy this appetite? Demand for gold is strengthening. And after 2013 being awful for the yellow metal, its fortunes are changing this year. The gold price is up 10% so far this year. And with demand steadily growing and no abundant supplies, the price is going to rise… Governments h... ››› more
  • [25 March 2014]
  • Along with world markets, the JSE fell as investors worry about growth in China
  • Yesterday, the JSE took a knock as concerns over economic growth in China continue. The JSE wasn't the only market to slide under the pressure. International markets were all under strain. Why are investors so concerned? Let's take a closer look at what's going on… It was a bad day on stock markets across the world The JSE’s Top 40 Index tumbled “just over 1%”yesterday, reports Fin24.... ››› more
  • [13 March 2014]
  • The platinum sector strike rumbles on as the CCMA and the Chamber of Mines squabble
  • The talks to try and bring an end to the seven week long strike in the platinum sector are still on hold. Over the last couple of days, the Chamber of Mines' chief negotiator made public comments about the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration's (CCMA) ability at brokering talks. This led the CCMA to hit back. This latest development makes it unlikely that talks will resume soon. ... ››› more
  • [11 March 2014]
  • The rare metal preparing for a strong rally
  • So far this year, gold and silver are grabbing the headlines. After an abysmal 2013, both of these precious metals are enjoying rallies. Gold is up about 12%. Silver is up about 10%. But there's another precious metal that's creeping higher, under the radar. Read on to discover what precious metal this is and how you can profit from its rally… This precious metal looks set to soar Platinum ... ››› more
  • [10 March 2014]
  • The gold price rallies as tensions grow in Ukraine
  • Gold has hit a four month high today. The yellow metal is benefitting from its safe haven status. Investors worried about the growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia have turned to gold. The gold price has risen more than 1% today. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the yellow metal… Global stocks markets are under pressure The growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine h... ››› more
  • [03 March 2014]
  • Palladium: This rare metal is poised to soar
  • There is a metal that's getting ready to soar. This metal is 15 times rarer than platinum. In fact, this metal is 30 times rarer than gold. And no substitute can replace this metal because of its unique physical properties. This metal is palladium. And the price of palladium is looking set to double. Let's take a look at why… ] Modern technology needs palladium to function Palladium is a met... ››› more
  • [28 February 2014]
  • Where is all the gold in the world?
  • So far in 2014, the price of gold has risen nicely. A good start after the horrendous time of it the yellow metal had last year. Have you ever thought about who holds gold? Of course governments are big holders, but there are some other hoarders of the yellow metals. And demand is continuing to soar from one country. Let's take a closer look at where the biggest stashes of gold in the world are…... ››› more
  • [28 February 2014]
  • Implats boosts earnings 8% despite challenges
  • Earlier today, Impala Platinum (Impala) released its results for the six months to the end of December. The platinum producer, which is currently contending with crippling strike action, posted a decent set of numbers. The weaker rand helped to offset lower platinum prices. Let's take a closer look at what the results showed… A weaker rand helped lift revenue Implats’ revenue over the per... ››› more
  • [27 February 2014]
  • The JSE closes in the red as mining and resource counters drag it down
  • Yesterday, shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange closed firmly lower. This took the local bourse down to its worst level in a week. As the rand continued to firm, shares paid the price. And some bad performances also played their part. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE fell to a low not seen in a week, showing “a mixed picture,” reports BDLive. The... ››› more
  • [26 February 2014]
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